Nakshatra Uttarabhadrapada (3020’ Pisces – 16040’ Pisces) is the 26th Nakshatra and the word ‘Uttarabhadrapada’ translates into ‘the latter one who possesses lucky feet’. Its alternative name is ‘Uttaraproshthapada’, which translates into ‘the latter (one who possesses) the feet of a stool’. These names and meanings are a direct result of this asterism forming an air with the previous asterism Purvabhadrapada and don’t convey much regarding the nature or functioning of this asterism. This Nakshatra falls in Pisces sign which is ruled by Jupiter.
Symbol For Nakshatra Uttarabhadrapada
Its main symbol is the ‘back part of a funeral cot’. A funeral cot denotes our exit from the world, and the sign Pisces, or the 12th house in the chart, signifies this exit. Since this asterism forms the heart of the sign of Pisces, it is appropriate that it is ascribed the back legs of the funeral cot, while its counterpart, Purvabhadrapada, is ascribed the front legs. In a way it represents our initial state after death, while urvabhadrapada can be seen as relating to the actual process of dying. The back part of a normal sleeping bed can also be seen as the symbol of this asterism. Since the 12th house relates to sleep, which can be seen as a temporary form of death, a sleeping bed would also relate to this asterism. Uttarabhadrapada signifies the deep sleep state, in which the dream activity is at the minimum, and we go to the depths of our unconscious. It can however be also representative of all dreams and dreamlike states.
Professions For Nakshatra Uttarabhadrapada
Yoga and Meditation Experts; Counselors & Therapists of all types, Shaman, Healers, Practitioners of Tantra and other Occult Sciences, Divination, Enunciates, Monks, Hermits, Those working in charity Organizations, Researchers, Philosophers, Poets, Writers, Musicians and Artists, Those working in professions requiring extraordinary abilities, whether it be patience, insight, erudition or awareness, Professions involving little movement like Shop Clerks, Night Watchmen, Doormen, Historians, Librarians, And the Unemployed person who only depend on inheritance, legacies or charity of others.
Planetary Ruler For Nakshatra Uttarabhadrapada
The planets associated with this nakshatra are Saturn, Jupiter, and Ketu. Saturn is the main ruler of this asterism. In fact this nakshatra represents the culmination of saturnine energy. This is the place where saturnine lessons learnt under the sign Capricorn and Aquarius, are synthesized and transformed into true wisdom and enlightenment. Saturn’s role here is not that of a hard task master, but that of a wise, old teacher who teaches through patience, perseverance and example. The most refined aspect of Saturn’s functioning is expressed through this nakshatra. At times this nakshatra can give abundant material prosperity, as one reaps the fruits of hard work done in previous lives. This is the nakshatra where Saturn becomes Shiva and can no more be seen as an outcaste, slow, troublesome, painful deity of sorrow.
According to Varahamihira, Moon placed in Uttarabhadrapada denotes “a happy disposition. Such natives usually end up having lots of children and grandchildren. They are virtuous and make convincing speakers. They are supposed to prevail over their enemies”.